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and idealized, but are with us wherever we look. more than 200 years ago, when the founding fathers of the united states were building their new capital here in washington, they searched for a visual style which would embody their democratic ideals, and they found it in greece and rome in a style which for them, as still for us, embodies harmony, order, and freedom. the west has built its temples to liberty and justice and to money and power in the greek and roman style. you see it in trafalgar square in london and in leningrad in the soviet union. at the root of the western tradition-- in architecture, painting, and sculpture-- is the classical legacy. it's so ingrained in our way of seeing things that we don't notice when we use it in tv, commercials, magazines, coins, even on our credit card. many of our uses for it no doubt would astonish people from the ancient world. but if an ancient greek could be here now, he would recognize this around us and feel that, in some sense, the west is heir to his civilization. the power of this tradition and its hold over our imagination make i
in the tahitian capital, joining us over the telephone. good to have you with us. if what can you tell us about this killing? >> we know that shokri belaid was a prominent leader of the popular front. he was shot dead this morning as he was leaving his house, a bullet in the head and a bullet in the neck. two suspects were involved and they are looking for them. this is shocking for to nations. tunisians.ise j meant thousands of people are headed to protest. many people are angry about this political violence to which they say the government did not react in the right way and it has led to this assassination. >> we have been seeing pictures of thousands of people, as you mentioned, on the streets of tunis outside the interior ministry protesting against the killing. they directing their anger at? >> these are mainly students headed to the maine avenue as well as members of the popular front. they are essentially angry at the government because they denounced several times political events that led to a continuation of this violence. this assassination, has never happened before indonesia. peopl
. every one of us who makes films struggles with that. the system demands success. it rewards it, but punishes failure as well. annenberg media ♪ and: with additional funding from these foundations and individuals: and by: and the annual financial support of: hello, i'm john lithgow. welcome to "american cinema." during the golden age of hollywood, the film studios became incredibly powerful. they controlled production, distribution and exhibitio the mass pduction system that made ford motors a success worked for the lm studios as well. a very efficient assembly line was built that enabled a studio to release a film a week. adventures, comedies, romances, westerns, gangsters, musicals. ford was famous for one model; thstudios had many. but the genius of the system was although they were factories,s. individual artists were still able to pursue their vision and create some of the best pictures ever made. take paramountictures, for example. it was home to billy wder, josef von sternberg, and ernest lubitsch, great artists who left their individual stamp on the films they made. th
okay, let's begin. it used to be thought that the earthth was at rest and the stars went around us. and how could you tell whether or not the earth is at rest and the stars are going around us, or the stars are maybe at rest, we're going around them? in fact, what's the nearest star? begins with an s. you are now-- let me tell you. begins with a s, ends with a n, got a u in the middle, try it. sun. sun. very good, okay. that's the sun. the sun is the nearest star, okay? and we go around, around, around the sun, is that true? but it was one time thought that's not the case. and one of the arguments that was advanced to show that the earth really is at rest and not the other way around is the following: consider a bird at the top of a tree, and down below there's a juicy worm just coming up to the ground. and the bird is up at the top and looks down and sees the worm. now, we know from experience that's its possible for that bird to drop from the tree, come down, catch the worm and fly back up. true? and it was stated as such. it was calculated how fast the world would have to be mov
a native hut oa plantation. below us, the sea and a sandy beach for bathing and on either side coconut palms and other fruit trees for a landscape painter to feast on... what appeals to me most is the people, and every day brings a ceaseless coming and going of island women in colorful fad finery with their infinite variety of graceful movements. narrator: gauguin returned to paris late in 1887 and sold some of his martinique paintings. the perceptive critic octave mirbeau was spellbound. ra sacred, eden-like abundance in these forest interiorstery, with their monstrous vegetation and flowers and their tremendous sunsets. narrator: gauguin returned to brittany in 1888. two years earlier he had left as an observer. he returned as a prophet. reader (gauguin): i love brittany. here i find wild and primitive features. when my wooden clogs resound on this granite ground, i hear the muffled and powerful thud that i seek in my painting. when my wooden clogs resound on this granite ground, naator: finding pont-aven too touristy, he took lodgings in le pouldu, a fishing village on the atlantic
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